Skip to main content
'''Aesop''' ( ; , ''Aisōpos''; c. 620 – 564 BCE) was an Ancient Greek fabulist or Oral storytelling|story teller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as ''Aesop's Fables''. Although his existence remains uncertain and no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day. Many of the tales are characterized by animals and inanimate objects that speak, solve problems, and generally have human characteristics. Scattered details of Aesop's life can be found in ancient sources, including Aristotle, Herodotus, and Plutarch. An ancient literary work called ''The Aesop Romance'' tells an episodic, probably highly fictional version of his life, including the traditional description of him as a strikingly ugly Slavery in Ancient Greece|slave () who by his cleverness acquires freedom and becomes...
Birth name| birth_date = c. 620 BCE
Death date564 BCE
Birth place| death_place = Delphi, Greece
Nationality| ethnicity = Ancient Greek
Period| genre = Fable
Subject| movement =
NotableworksNumber of fables now collectively known as ''Aesop's Fables''
share Share
favorite Favorite

350
RESULTS

Media Type
272
texts
44
images
33
audio
1
movies
Topics & Subjects
69
Fables
27
Fables, Greek
16
Aesop's fables
16
librivox
15
Animals
15
audiobook
More right-solid
Collection
186
American Libraries
36
Boston Public Library
32
Canadian Libraries
21
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
20
Project Gutenberg
19
California Digital Library
More right-solid
Creator
181
aesop
40
aesop rock
14
aesop, 620? bc-563? bc
5
aesop, -620--563
5
bewick, thomas, 1753-1828
4
croxall, samuel, d. 1752
More right-solid
Language
187
English
45
Latin
26
French
16
German
13
Italian
11
Ancient Greek
More right-solid
SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid